Digital Pilgrimage Exhibition in Newcastle from 21 April

JubileeOf1300InRomeFrom Tuesday 21 April to Sunday 3 May, a public exhibition of a CODEC research project on digital pilgrimage, managed by Dr Tim Hutchings, is on at the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle. Please note the following details:

The Digital Pilgrimage Project: Public Exhibition

VENUE: The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle

EXHIBITION: Tuesday April 21st – Sunday May 3rd

Opening Hours: Weekdays 7:00am-6:00pm; Saturdays 7:00am-4:00pm; Sundays 7:00am-7:15pm

Since 2013, a team of churches, schools, artists, and academic researchers have been working to create a pilgrimage trail through Newcastle and Gateshead. Their project is now complete, and a display of their work will be exhibited in the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas from Tuesday April 21st to Sunday May 3rd. 

The exhibition will include art made by church congregations and school groups, prayers and a beautiful new labyrinth for visitors to explore. Visitors will be encouraged to reflect on their own hopes and journeys and to think in new ways about what a pilgrimage could be. A free Android mobile app will be available for download, allowing users to follow the pilgrimage trail around the town.

Work from the project will also be on display during the summer at each of the participating churches: St Edmund’s Chapel (Gateshead), St George’s (Jesmond), St Gabriel’s (Heaton), St James and St Basil (Fenham) and Christ Church (North Shields).

About This Project

The Digital Pilgrimage Project was managed by Dr Tim Hutchings, an academic researcher interested in religion and digital media. The Project was generously supported by a fellowship award from the William Leech Research Trust, and based at CODEC, a research centre at Durham University exploring the interfaces between the Bible, the digital environment and contemporary culture.

Further information about the Trust can be found only at www.leechfellowship.org. Further information about CODEC can be found online at www.dur.ac.uk/codec/.

For further information about any aspect of the project or exhibition, contact Tim Hutchings at [email protected].

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